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Windows 7: Choosing Windows + number to choose the program

15 Aug 2013   #1
Girom

Windows 8
 
 
Choosing Windows + number to choose the program

How comes it that you can only use the number above the keyboard in conjuction with the Windows key, not the number pad? It would be more ergonomic.
Also what do you call the row of programs at the bottom?
In Mac setting it is called Dock.


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15 Aug 2013   #2
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

You referring to the old days Quick Launch ? You could enable that but doesn't look good with the apps already on the taskbar

Quick Launch - Enable or Disable
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15 Aug 2013   #3
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

I'm pretty sure he's talking about programs on the taskbar, Win + Num will launch that program.
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15 Aug 2013   #4
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Yes and programs on the task bar use to be called Quick Launch . In Wndows 7 Microsoft disabled that feature and added the feature of Pin to Taskbar instead .
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15 Aug 2013   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Yes and programs on the task bar use to be called Quick Launch . In Wndows 7 Microsoft disabled that feature and added the feature of Pin to Taskbar instead .
Yeah, I know about quick launch, but doing the same Win + Num will launch the programs pinned to the taskbar, the first 10 anyway.
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15 Aug 2013   #6
Girom

Windows 8
 
 

Yes but the number has to be pressed above the letters not from the number key. Is there a way they can make the number key possible?
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15 Aug 2013   #7
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Not that I know of, someone else may know.
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16 Aug 2013   #8
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Unfortunately no. You could always use a third party launcher though. Like rocket dock for example.
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16 Aug 2013   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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16 Aug 2013   #10
tommyg562000

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
I'm pretty sure he's talking about programs on the taskbar, Win + Num will launch that program.
Nice! I never knew about this shortcut. Thanks
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